Sunday, February 24, 2019

2 little finishes.

The binding is sewn down on my little wallhanging from my last post so i can add that to my finishes for February with a few days to spare. :)


I've also restitched the block i stuffed up trimming back & added the borders

And the little table topper i'd put together also in my last post has been quilted & bound.

Yay another finish for me. :).

At night i've been stitching Fig 'n' Berry's Christmas BOM for 2019.
Nearly done.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, February 16, 2019

FNSI February

Yesterday i joined in with 22 ladies for Friday Night Sew In. Thanks to Wendy our lovely hostess for having us over again.

I started reasonably early whilst it was still cool to put the binding on my big quilt. I was a little out on size it's about 80" by 90 ". My brain got confused as the blocks are 10 " & i though i'd done 10 blocks by 10 blocks not 8 blocks by 9 blocks. :)
I had to turn my table sideways so my bed could support the weight of the quilt.
 All that was left of the binding.

 Meanwhile Lil P thought my insert box was for her.
Silly kitty. :)

Next i pieced some backing together & fixed a couple of twisted seams on a quilt top ready for quilting.
Boring i know but it needed to be done. I thought i'd bought it wide enough but the top was a little bigger than i remembered.

My Christmas BOM blocks came next but i stuffed up trimming one so now i have to stitch it again. The borders were added to this one & a line drwnw to add the last bit of stitching.

I'd finished the 4 little bonus project stitcheries on Friday night so they were made into the top yesterday as well.
Ready to quilt.

I took one project from the small project ufo pile to finish.
All ready to have the binding sewn down.

One last project to work on & time to take a break.
New Christmas BOM from Fig N Berry Creations arrived yesterday.

But before i could turn that machine of some boring clothes repairs needed doing too.:) :).

I started hand sewing the binding down at about 2:30 pm. With a few breaks during that time i finished at around 7pm.
All done. :) :) With thanks to Fiona for her beautiful quilting. I love the all over swirls that was done. I tried to hang the quilt on the clothesline to take photos but discovered the wind up mechanism is broken so on the ground the quilt went.

Meanwhile after finishing the binding i went to do the label & someone though the quilt was there for her to hide in.

Since the binding didn't take as long to do as i thought it would i finished the border stitching on thisd block.

Then the quilting on my little Christmas table topper.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tuesday Sewing

Even though it was hot yesterday i wanted to get some sewing done as i needed to make binding for my big scrappy quilt that was recently quilted. It took a while to cut & sew all the strips together. Sewing the binding onto the quilt will have to wait for cooler weather.
I measured it & there is about 8-1/2 metres of binding here. From memory the quilt is about 100" by 100".

Then i cut the binding for my doll quilt as it's only small that twas a quick job. :)

By then it was to hot to sit at the machine so off to the lounge i went. Fan on & Knightfall on Netflix to hand sew the binding down. Sure wish sewing the binding onto the big quilt goes as quick as it did sewing the binding onto the doll quilt which measures 12" square.

That done i finished embroidery this block from part 2 of Gail Pan's Christmas BOM

Gail always gives us a project using one of the stitcheries. This month is a little table topper. I started 1 of the 4 pieces needed.

Don't think there will be any sewing today as it is supposed to be 40 degrees here. Might be a day for reading under the air conditioner in my bedroom. :)

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, February 2, 2019

FNwF February

Goodness me February already & last night was time for FNwF. I joined in with 24/5 other lovely ladies, Pop over to visit our lovely hostess Cheryll to find the links to who all joined in.

I started early. I'm in a doll quilt swap so i started my day with making that up. Gosh the pieces are tiny.
I started hand quilting it yesterday afternoon.

Then i wanted to clear another ufo off my pile. one sewing folder done.

I then got back to adding hexagons to the quilt in my previous post. I didn't quite get the top done to give it back to the lady today. :(
All i had left was the grey hexagons in this corner. Now i need to add the half hexagons & fill in the side spaces.

Thankyou for having us again for the sewin Cheryll.


Happy Stitching,

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